A Clinical Study to understand the Role of Ayurvedic Regimen in the Management of Tamaka Shwasa (Bronchial Asthma).
Authors: Arpan A. Bhatt, Shweta Pandey, Brajesh Singh, Gauravi Vyas, GyanendraDatta Shukla and Upasna
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Respiratory tract disorders represent a challenge to the public health. The most common
diseases of Respiratory tract are Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis and Bronchitis etc. People of all
ages throughout the world are affected by chronic airway disorder that, when uncontrolled, can
place severe limitations on daily life and is sometimes fatal.
Thirtypatients with features of Bronchial Asthma (TamakaShwasa) underwent treatment with
standard Ayurvedic prescription for duration of 12 weeks with suitable provisions of emergency
medications.In this study, improvement was seen in Duration of Shwasakashtata, Frequency of
Shwasakashtha, Reduction in taking no. of emergency medicine, Pinasa, Kaphashtheevana,
Cough, Ghurghuraka, Orthopnea, Parshvashula, LalateSweda, Result on PEFR, AEC,
Oxyhemoglobin saturation and chest expansion. There was no side effect observed during the
study with the prescription given. So, it can be concluded that Ayurvedic regimes can be opted
as long term management of Bronchial Asthma but its beneficial effects needs to be studied in
more details on large sample size.